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Today, Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm will introduce the priorities of the Estonian Presidency to the European Parliament

11. July 2017 - 8:36
Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm.
Photo: Renee Altrov.

Minister of Rural Affairs of the Republic of Estonia Tarmo Tamm will be in Brussels today, where he will introduce the priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the field of agriculture to the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament.

Among the priorities are the modernization and simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union, the swift processing of the Omnibus proposal, combating the globally increasing antimicrobial resistance, preserving the sustainability and competitiveness of the agriculture industry of the European Union, an open trade policy, and strengthening the position of the producers within the food supply chain. As the Presidency, Estonia also feels the need for raising the issues of change in the market situation, the sustainable use of soils, raising general awareness in the field of plant health, and supporting discussions for the implementation of more efficient means for supervision using modern digital solutions.

During the visit to Brussels, Minister of Rural Affairs Tarmo Tamm will also meet with Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament Ulrike Müller. The Minister of Rural Affairs will be accompanied by Deputy Secretary General for Food Safety, Research and Development Toomas Kevvai, Deputy Secretary General for Agricultural and Rural Life Policies Marko Gorban, Deputy Secretary General for Fisheries Policy and Foreign Affairs Olavi Petron, and Head of the European Union Affairs Department Madis Pärtel.

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